About Us

CoBank is one of the largest private providers of credit to the rural economy, delivering loans, leases and other financial services to agribusiness and rural infrastructure in all 50 states.

Governance

As a cooperative, CoBank is governed by a board of directors elected by the customers we serve.

Board Elections

Contact Us

CoBank National Office
6340 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 800-542-8072

Our Experts

Meet our team of analysts and follow them on social media
 

General

Issues impacting agriculture and other rural industries

Events and Meetings

Each year, CoBank designs a series of events featuring a robust lineup of world-class speakers who deliver insightful presentations on industry trends, economic predictions and business practices. With ample opportunity to connect with industry colleagues, attendees discuss shared challenges and opportunities.

 

Agribusiness Executive Forum
September 9–11, 2019

Corporate Citizenship

As a mission-based cooperative lender and member of the Farm Credit System, CoBank is committed to serving as a good corporate citizen. The bank maintains a variety of corporate social responsibility programs primarily focused on rural America and the vitality of rural communities and industries.

Seven Cooperative Principles

All cooperatives are organized under a set of guiding principles which ensures that they are dedicated to their communities and committed to their member owners.

Voluntary and Open Membership

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all people able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

Democratic Member Control

Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The co-op rule is one vote per member.

Members’ Economic Participation

Members contribute equally to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. This benefits members in proportion to the transactions with the cooperative rather than the capital invested.

Autonomy and Independence

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If the co-op enters into agreements with other organizations or raises capital from external sources, it is done so based on terms that ensure democratic control by the members and maintain the cooperative autonomy.

Education, Training and Information

Cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Members also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives.

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

Concern for Community

While focusing on member needs, Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies accepted by their members.